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6 of the Best Lakes for Angling in Michigan

Susan Azar

Posted on September 01 2017

When it comes to the Great Lakes State there's no shortage of fishable water. Here's a
list highlighting the best spots to visit no matter what your taste in fish.
1.) Lake St. Clair
Found on Michigan's eastern border, this lake has a maximum depth of 27 feet and is
great for year-round fishing. Keep in mind that this lake shares a border with Canada
when you're out there hooking world-class muskie and smallmouth bass.
Photo via Airphoto
2.) Black Lake
This is the seventh largest lake in Michigan's interior with a surface area of 10,130
acres. If you're lucky you can draw a tag from the ice fishing lottery and hunt the
infamous lake sturgeon.
Photo via Michigan.gov
3.) Lake Mitchell
Sharing a channel with Lake Cadillac, Lake Mitchell has a maximum depth of 28 feet.
This a great destination for family fishing trips and is home to easy-to-catch bluegill
and black crappie.
Photo via Mapio.net
4.) Lake Cadillac
Similar to Lake Mitchell, this lake is one of the more popular fishing destinations in
Michigan. With an area of 1,150 acres you can find black crappie and bluegill.
Photo via The Wild Edge
5.) Burt Lake
Burt Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the state boasting an area of over
17,000 acres. Come to this lake a try to hook some of the legendary record-setting lake sturgeon.
Photo via Flickr
6.) Houghton Lake
This popular fishing and boating spot is one every angler has to visit when in
Michigan. With an area of over 20,000 acres, this lake holds both small and
largemouth bass as well as brown and rainbow trout.
Photo via Wikipedia
As many will suggest, this list barely scratches the surface of where an angler can go
in Michigan. The best way to know what the fishing's like there is to go see it for